Doran Beach Camping has more than 120 RV and tent sites that are open year-round.
Doran Regional Park features a wide, 2-mile stretch of beach on Bodega Bay and is ideal for walking, picnicking, playing in the sand, flying kites, surfing, and bird-watching.
A boat launch provides access to Bodega Harbor and Bodega Bay for sport fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, and kite surfing. A rock jetty on the west end of the park is a popular spot for fishing and exploring sea life.
We stayed here for a night at the tail end of a December California adventure before flying out of SFO the next day. We wanted to get close enough to the city that the morning drive in wouldn’t be too taxing, while also sleeping beachside one last night. This location accomplished the task and made for an interesting close to a fairly remote trip. We camped on the jetty facing the water, so the view helped. But sites are very close and very packed in. With little to no cover from plant life, you will want to be prepared to be seen at all times. Benefit—gentle dunes covered in succulents lead the way to the waterside where there’s a long stretch for walking punctuated with benches. And if you’re able to get to them at night, the dunes offer a fairly beautiful view of the stars. Coin operated showers connected openly to the restrooms, plenty of nearby towns for supplies, group fire pit areas near the restrooms and host—don’t forget to reserve in advance and expect a line during the check in process
One of my favorite places to camp! The tent camp sites are kind of small, but very close to the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Campground is near bodega bay and shops. Fishing is allow but it’s pretty shallow. Rangers frequent the campground. Clean bathrooms and showers.
Nice little campground right on the beach. Nice long beach that's great for walking, surfing (if there's swell), and just relaxing in general. Tends to have a bit of a breeze at night with not a whole lot of natural protection for tent camping in my experience.
This is an easy camp to just roll in and set up. Boat ramp is just across the road if you're here for fishing. Bathrooms aBeach is fine but if you're looking for waves better to keep going northwest around the point to Salmon creek. Bring quarters for the showers! The strand of beach is quite long- great for a run/walk. Running the road back toward the camp entrance takes you past some interesting slough land with a walkway and tons of egrets and herons. This place gets really crazy during crabbing season (typically Nov-April).
There are only a handful of tent only sites, most of which are secluded by trees. We have gone twice and enjoyed it. The group site is large and open. Beach access is very easy, especially with kids. The beach is wide, flat and great for families. The first Saturday of the month the rangers do a tide pool talk. They bring sea creatures (like sea stars, sea slugs etc) to share and let the kids hold them.
One thing to be prepared for is the wind. The tent sites are VERY windy, especially at night.
Quick one night. Lots of nice spots. Very clean. Staff was very friendly. We didn't have any issues with the wind.
I arrived late around 8 pm. It was very windy 30 to 40 mph. My legs were spent. Thank goodness i had the wind at my back fo the majority of the day. I went straight to the hiker biker camp site set up camp ate and crashed. The next am i got up took a 3 dollar 🚿. And looked around
This campground is great rv full h[k ups tents hot showers fishing crabbing ocean on one side bodega bay the other. Wind surfing surfing. All in all many many rec oppurtunities in this area. Now on my bicycle into the abyss HWY 1
This is a very unique spot, on 2 mile stretch of beach on one side and a bay on the other. The long strip of land is the
Check the weather and the wind before selecting your campsite. You might be tempted to pick one of the bay side sites for the views but keep in mind that the wind picks up at night and it can get really windy. There is a reason this is such a popular spot for kite boarders.
There are wonderful picnic areas and sheltered tables if the wind picks up. Spend your days walking the beach or flying a kite. And for those playing Go there are over a dozen pokemon stops and two gyms on this stretch of beach.
And I don't usually gush about bathrooms but, these are some of the nicest well designed and clean bathrooms I've seen in a campground. The bathrooms between the Cove and Gull Campground loops are exceptional, the bathrooms at the end of the beach and in the Shell campground are the old 50's style. Oh and it should be noted that the newer bathrooms also have electric outlets for styling your hair. The showers are pay and take $2 for 5 minutes.
If it's too windy for you then go down the road on hwy 1 to Bodega Dunes campground. It's sheltered from the wind but, you miss out on all of the views from your spot.